Qatar Health Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Health from The Report: Qatar 2019

Qatar’s health care sector has emerged as the highest-ranked system in the MENA region, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index 2018. The past 10 years have seen particularly quick improvement with Qatar rising from 27th place in 2008 to fifth in 2018 out of 148 countries in terms of its health care. This has been attributed to increased investment in new facilities, services and...

Its relatively small population and status as the world’s biggest gas exporter have helped Qatar become the richest country globally in terms of GDP per capita, which stood at $72,700 at current prices in 2019, according to IMF estimates. In recent years, however, the nation has faced strong economic headwinds from a drop in global energy prices to a diplomatic blockade.

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First established in 1954, Qatar’s health care sector has emerged as the highest-ranked system out of 20 countries surveyed in the MENA region, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index 2018, which measures a country’s performance on basic physical and mental health, infrastructure and preventive care. The past 10 years have seen particularly...

 

What distinguishes public sector health care from private sector health care?

 

Qatar has launched the second tier of its National Health Strategy (NHS) to deliver “better health, better care and better value” as part of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). While the first NHS 2011-16 emphasised an acute, curative, hospital-based approach and included important foundational work, the NHS 2018-22 phase introduces a more...

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not just smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that helps to deliver health services. These initiatives are happening...

Its relatively small population and status as the world’s biggest gas exporter have helped Qatar become the richest country globally in terms of GDP per capita, which stood at $72,700 at current prices in 2019, according to IMF estimates. In recent years, however, the nation has faced strong economic headwinds from a drop in global energy prices to a diplomatic blockade.

Qatar is placing significant focus on preventative health care as part of its new five-year plan for the sector, with efforts to improve the general health of the population and reduce the cost of service provision set to offer increased opportunities for private sector investment.